By Arab News
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has declared Hezbollah a terrorist organization.
GCC Secretary General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani stated that the states took the action because of the hostile acts being carried out by elements of the organization, which included terrorist attacks, smuggling of weapons and explosives, inciting sedition, and flagrant violation of the sovereignty and security of nations.
Al-Zayani said Hezbollah militias were carrying out terrorist and subversive acts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq in violation of humanitarian values and international law, and were a threat to Arab security.
Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had blacklisted four companies and three Lebanese men for having links to Hezbollah, a close ally of Riyadh’s arch regional adversary Iran.
“The Kingdom will continue its fight against the terrorist activities of the so-called Hezbollah with all available means,” the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement.
The Kingdom last week suspended aid worth $3 billion to the Lebanese army over the Beirut government’s failure to sign up to statements condemning attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran.
The ministry identified the four companies as Vatech SARL, Le-Hua Electronics Field Co. Limited, Aero Skyone Co. Limited and Labico SAL Offshore, and the men as Fadi Hussein Serhan, Adel Mohamad Cherri and Ali Zeaiter.